01 February Thursday – The Mariam Sawires Family Band


Thursday 1 February 2018, 8.30pm

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Bringing the flavour of Arabic/Northern African infused Jazz/ NuSoul to Japan, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Uganda, France, Ireland, Colombia, USA the last years overseas, The Mariam Sawires Family Band has finally returned to Australia and is excited to announce a debut show at The Foundry 616  on February 1st, 2018.

Egyptian-born in Australia into a worldly, nomadic family of talented musicians and artists, Mariam Sawires Family Band intertwines sounds of desert sands to urban Soul RnB landscapes worldwide. Featuring five family members, Mariam Sawires (lead vocalist) unites the band in performing her original compositions.

Working extensively on projects involving Yoko Ono, the creative director of UNICEF, the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, M-Phazes, D-CUP and her extensive experience in sharing her music worldwide, the band combines the magic of family connection on stage inspired by the sweet lyrical high-pitched melodies of traditional Arabic songs, the rhythms created from the clay tabla of her father Tarek Sawires and the Soul RnB Jazz of Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Kate Bush and Björk.

Come and experience a unique and very special evening of contemporary world music at its very best.

Mariam Sawires – Vox and Piano
Youssef Sawires – Drums
Tarek Sawires – Percussion
Helana Sawires – Bass & Vox
Lydia Sawires – Violin


Released 19th August 2017, 5 track EP all songs composed by Mariam Sawires – available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and more.

SUPPORT ACT (feature before Mariam Sawires):
GODRIGUEZ (solo show guitar)
Member: Dave Rodriguez – Guitar



General – $17.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $47.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $64.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $35.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $14.00 incl booking fee


Additional information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 1 February 2018

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au